7 Decorative Plants You Need for the Holidays That Aren’t Poinsettias
We don’t have anything against poinsettias, in fact, they are one of our favorite plants. Side note: they grow into large bushes and trees in Mexico and Central America. They’ve got great branding as the holiday houseplant, but there are several gorgeous plants that ring in this special time of year just as well. We’ve put together a list of our top seven decorative holiday plants, for both inside and outside your home. You can use them potted, or as fresh flower arrangements inside and you can plant most of them outside to add some color to your yard and welcome your holiday guests.
Whites and reds dominate the color scheme, but light and dark pinks also make an appearance and look gorgeous against the greenery of the season.
- Red Anthurium
- Paperwhite or light colored daffodil narcissus
- Christmas cactus
There’s are no bad places for an beautiful, blooming indoor plants, but here are some of our favorites:
- Lining or grouped in the foyer or entryway
- On either side of, or surrounding the hearth
- Flanking the staircase
- Bathroom counters
- Kitchen counters
- End tables, side tables and coffee tables
- Your kitchen and dining room tables
- Miniatures are great for guest-room bedside tables
You’re not limited to using these gorgeous holiday plants inside. All of them are fine with a little winter evening chill, except the Christmas cactus and orchids – they are tropical plants, so keep those lovelies inside.
- Front yard in beds
- Lining your walkway
- Back patio or deck
- Lining a backyard path
It’s hard to overdo it with holiday decorations, especially seasonal, decorative plants. We have local garden experts at both of our garden centers in Half Moon Bay and Redwood City who can help you decorate your house for the holidays with the perfect mix of greenery and flowers.